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Ocean Adventurer

Ship Summary

Staff and Crew
87
Ice Class
1A
Cruising Speed
12 knots, in open water

Ocean Adventurer has long been a fleet favorite among guests and crew who’ve appreciated the charm and intimacy of this 128-passenger vessel, its ample outdoor deck space, numerous cozy spots to socialize onboard—and the outdoor jacuzzi. A few years ago, Ocean Adventurer underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation involving a talented team of marine architects, engineers, interior designers and polar expedition specialists. Quark Expeditions is proud of the enhancements to the much-loved polar vessel—which subsequently won the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Overall Small Cruise Ship (500 passengers or under).

The refurbishments now enjoyed by guests:

  • A refreshed, contemporary new look and feel throughout the ship
  • The addition of six new twin cabins and three new suites
  • All existing cabins furnished with new soft furnishings and brand new bathrooms
  • Remodelling of common areas such as the Lounge and Dining Room 
  • Major technical enhancements, such as two new Rolls Royce engines, which increase fuel efficiency and minimize carbon footprint.

Ship Specifications

Staff and Crew

87

Draft

4.5 meters

Registration

Bahamas

Guests

128

Stabilizers

2 x Sperry Gyrofin (1998)

Propulsion

Diesel Twin Engines - 5,400 horsepower

Lifeboats

4 partially-enclosed

Zodiacs

14 (Mark V type)

Voltage

220V, European plugs

Length

101.1 meters

Ice Class

1A

Breadth

16.2 meters

Gross Tonnage

4614 tons

Cruising Speed

12 knots, in open water

Features of the Vessel

Breezeway of Fleet

Breezeway

Enjoy the breezeway on Ocean Adventurer, a semi-enclosed space with excellent views.
Ship view onto the ocean

2 Rolls Royce Engines

Ocean Adventurer underwent extensive upgrades in 2017; this multi-million dollar investment included signficant technical upgrades to two new Rolls-Royce engines.

Amenities

Ocean Adventurer Gym

Gym

Located on the Main Deck, gym hours are posted at the door, with facilities available on a first come, first served basis.
Main Lounge

Main Lounge

Our theater-style auditorium in the Main Lounge on the Upper Deck can accommodate everyone onboard, so it serves as our main lecture hall where presentations and movies are provided for your education and enjoyment.
Clipper Club

Clipper Club

Enjoy a more private dining experience in the Clipper Club, just off of the main Dining Room.
Dining Room

Dining Room

There is one dining room located on the Upper Deck. If there is one constant at sea, it is that you’ll enjoy delicious meals on a daily basis. While meal times may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three meals a day.
Polar Boutique

Polar Boutique

If you forgot any essentials or need a little souvenir from your voyage, the Polar Boutique on Deck 5 is our onboard gift shop.
Library

Library

On the Captain's Deck you will find a library of polar books, reference and general reading materials in multiple languages covering subjects like wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology and geology. The library is open 24 hours a day and also includes a selection of games for your entertainment.

Bridge

During your voyage you may be given access to the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship.

Deck Plans & Cabins

Cabin Details for Lower Deck

Lower Deck Twin

Lower Deck Twin

A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

  • Size (sqf)

    117-132

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Lower Deck
  • Size (sqf)

    117-132

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Lower Deck

The Lower Deck Twin cabins feature two lower berths, private facilities (including storage space and heated towel rack), as well as a porthole with exterior views.

Cabin Details for Main Deck

Triple

Triple

A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

  • Size (sqf)

    145-164

  • Occupancy

    1-3

  • Bed Config.

    2 lower twin beds, 1 upper twin bed

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Main Deck
  • Size (sqf)

    145-164

  • Occupancy

    1-3

  • Bed Config.

    2 lower twin beds, 1 upper twin bed

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Main Deck

Main Deck Twin Porthole

Main Deck Twin Porthole

A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

  • Size (sqf)

    113-132

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Main Deck
  • Size (sqf)

    113-132

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Main Deck

Main Deck Twin Window

Main Deck Twin Window

A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.

  • Size (sqf)

    115-160

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Main Deck
  • Size (sqf)

    115-160

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Main Deck

Guests who book the Main Deck Twin Window, Main Deck Twin Porthole and Triple suites have the advantage of easy access to the gym, which is also located on the Main Deck. Guests on the Main Deck also have direct access to the Zodiac Boarding Rooms, their starting point for exciting off-ship Adventure Options.

Public Spaces on Main Deck

Gym

Ocean Adventurer Gym

Gym

Located on the Main Deck, gym hours are posted at the door, with facilities available on a first come, first served basis.

Cabin Details for Upper Deck

Superior

Superior

A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views. Note: this cabin has either corner or parallel bed configuration.

  • Size (sqf)

    132-163

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Captain's Deck ,
    • Upper Deck
  • Size (sqf)

    132-163

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Captain's Deck ,
    • Upper Deck

Interacting with fellow guests, crew and members of the Expedition Team is integral to life onboard a polar vessel. Lots of socializing takes place on the Upper Deck of Ocean Adventurer. The Main Lounge, a theatre-style auditorium on the Upper Deck, is large enough to accommodate everyone onboard the vessel. It serves as the main lecture hall where you’ll attend expert presentations and films. The Captain’s Welcome and daily briefings also take place in the Main Lounge, which offers a full-service bar. At the opposite end of the ship is the Main Restaurant and the smaller, more intimate Clipper Club dining room. The Polar Boutique—full of lots of souvenirs and outdoor gear—is conveniently located on this floor, near the Reception. Superior Suites are on the Upper Deck.

Public Spaces on Upper Deck

Main Lounge

Main Lounge

Main Lounge

Our theater-style auditorium in the Main Lounge on the Upper Deck can accommodate everyone onboard, so it serves as our main lecture hall where presentations and movies are provided for your education and enjoyment.

Clipper Club

Clipper Club

Clipper Club

Enjoy a more private dining experience in the Clipper Club, just off of the main Dining Room.

Dining Room

Dining Room

Dining Room

There is one dining room located on the Upper Deck. If there is one constant at sea, it is that you’ll enjoy delicious meals on a daily basis. While meal times may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three meals a day.

Polar Boutique

Polar Boutique

Polar Boutique

If you forgot any essentials or need a little souvenir from your voyage, the Polar Boutique on Deck 5 is our onboard gift shop.

Cabin Details for Captain's Deck

Superior

Superior

A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views. Note: this cabin has either corner or parallel bed configuration.

  • Size (sqf)

    132-163

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Captain's Deck ,
    • Upper Deck
  • Size (sqf)

    132-163

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Captain's Deck ,
    • Upper Deck

Deluxe

Deluxe

A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.

  • Size (sqf)

    144-179

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Captain's Deck
  • Size (sqf)

    144-179

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    2 twin beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Captain's Deck

Suite

Suite

A Suite has a double bed, windows with exterior views, private facilities. 

  • Size (sqf)

    215-267

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double bed made of two single berths

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Captain's Deck
  • Size (sqf)

    215-267

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double bed made of two single berths

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Captain's Deck

The well-appointed Deluxe Suite (two berths) and Suite (double bed), both of which have exterior-view windows, are located on the Captain’s Deck as is the ever popular Polar Library. Open 24-hours daily, the library contains polar books, reference and general reading materials in multiple languages, covering subjects such as wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology and geology. Guests can also choose from a selection of games. The Clinic is just adjacent to the Polar Library.

Public Spaces on Captain's Deck

Library

Library

Library

On the Captain's Deck you will find a library of polar books, reference and general reading materials in multiple languages covering subjects like wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology and geology. The library is open 24 hours a day and also includes a selection of games for your entertainment.

Cabin Details for Bridge Deck

Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite

An Owner's Suite has a double bed and private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard. Cabin 403 has a bathtub; other Owner's Suites have showers.

  • Size (sqf)

    207-294

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double bed made of two single berths

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Bridge Deck
  • Size (sqf)

    207-294

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double bed made of two single berths

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Bridge Deck

Guests may be granted access to the Bridge, where they can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the vessel. Also on this deck are the Owner's Suites, which are furnished with a double bed and private sitting room, as well as a large panoramic window (facing aft, port or starboard depending on the specific suite).

Public Spaces on Bridge Deck

Bridge

Bridge

During your voyage you may be given access to the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship.

For clear views of your polar surroundings, you’ll want to spend time on the Observation Deck. Bring your camera and binoculars. Passing wildlife, as well as ice-laden landscapes, are frequently observed from the Observation Deck.

Comparison of All Cabins

Cabin Category Deck Location(s) Size # of Guests Berth Configuration
Triple
  • Main Deck
145-164 sq. ft. 1-3 2 lower twin beds, 1 upper twin bed
Lower Deck Twin
  • Lower Deck
117-132 sq. ft. 1-2 2 twin beds
Main Deck Twin Porthole
  • Main Deck
113-132 sq. ft. 1-2 2 twin beds
Main Deck Twin Window
  • Main Deck
115-160 sq. ft. 1-2 2 twin beds
Superior
  • Captain's Deck
  • Upper Deck
132-163 sq. ft. 1-2 2 twin beds
Deluxe
  • Captain's Deck
144-179 sq. ft. 1-2 2 twin beds
Suite
  • Captain's Deck
215-267 sq. ft. 1-2 1 double bed made of two single berths
Owner's Suite
  • Bridge Deck
207-294 sq. ft. 1-2 1 double bed made of two single berths

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